Monday, July 6, 2015

#Review When Love Comes by J.H. Croix

Title: When Love Comes
Author: J.H. Croix
Rating: 3 stars

I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I struggled with what rating to give this book. The two main characters,Luke and Hannah, were very likable, as were many of the supporting cast. Their love story wasn't rushed, which I liked. And you can't beat Alaska as a backdrop.

Given this was the author's first book, I padded my rating a little. An author's first book is a learning experience in many ways. The overall story was good. It was the execution where I had issues.

This book was badly in need of a developmental editor, in my opinion. There was a lot of repetition of situations, phrases, and even words. It got to the point that I could see a rehashing of a conversation coming and so I skimmed through a paragraph or two because it was almost word for word what I'd read a few chapters before.

I also felt that the author spent too much time on descriptions of people's clothing. Every time we met someone new in the story we were told what they were wearing. And there was a lot of telling and not showing. All of which could be fixed with the help of a good editor.

This was a sweet romance with just a touch of heat. The relationship was good, but the overall pacing of the story needed work.

I would recommend this book to those who love Alaskan romances and don't mind a slower paced story.


Author Bio

J. H. Croix lives in the historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Along with writing, she’s had an eventful career as a clinical social worker, including a stint in Ivy League academia. Her career in social work has been punctuated by sunrise bush plane flights to Alaskan villages and the occasional standoff with curious moose.

A voracious reader, Croix has been writing since college and dreamed of writing professionally. The Bestselling Diamond Creek, Alaska Novels are set among the stark beauty of Alaska, where she lived for over a decade, and her love for wildlife and the outdoors bring the stories to life.


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